The world's highest-earning stand-up comedians of 2018/19

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Rood Eye

  • Thursday 22nd August 2019, 3:21pm [Edited]
  • England
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Earnings are calculated from June 1, 2018 to June 1, 2019.

1. Kevin Hart: $59 million

2. Jerry Seinfeld: $41 million

3. Jim Gaffigan: $30 million

4. Trevor Noah: $28 million

5. Sebastian Maniscalco: $26 million

6. Gabriel Iglesias: $22 million

7. Amy Schumer: $21 million

8. Terry Fator: $17 million

9. Jeff Dunham: $15 million

10. Aziz Ansari: $13 million

Amy Schumer is the only woman on the list but not every successful comedic woman has to do stand-up: Ellen de Generes, now primarily a TV host, raked in an impressive $80.5 million.

Source: Forbes.

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Billy Bunter

  • Thursday 22nd August 2019, 5:14pm
  • The Sussex Coast, England
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Only ever heard of one of them.

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Chappers

  • Thursday 22nd August 2019, 10:46pm
  • Surreyish., England
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They're all Yanks. Do British comedians make any money?

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Rood Eye

  • Thursday 22nd August 2019, 11:05pm
  • England
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Quote: Chappers @ 22nd August 2019, 10:46 PM

They're all Yanks. Do British comedians make any money?

Yes, I believe Ricky Gervais was on the list last year in fifth place - with earnings of $25 million.

Interestingly, since the list was started in 2006, this year sees only the second occasion upon which Jerry Seinfeld is not at the top.

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Chappers

  • Thursday 22nd August 2019, 11:12pm
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So there's obviously some money in comedy. Maybe we should all have a go.

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Rood Eye

  • Thursday 22nd August 2019, 11:19pm [Edited]
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Quote: Chappers @ 22nd August 2019, 11:12 PM

So there's obviously some money in comedy. Maybe we should all have a go.

There's money and fame to be had in the field of comedy and yes - we certainly should all have a go.

I mean, it's not as if you've got to be funny to make a name for yourself in the business these days.

Obviously, if you're absolutely useless at the job you're never going to make the Forbes rich list but the fact of the matter is you can be pretty crap and still do pretty well.

And it's better than working! Laughing out loud

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Michael Monkhouse

  • Monday 30th September 2019, 6:06pm
  • Eternal City, Italy
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Quote: Rood Eye @ 22nd August 2019, 3:21 PM

1. Kevin Hart: $59 million
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F**k, that's more than me.